pensile


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pen·sile

 (pĕn′sīl′)
adj.
1. Hanging loosely; suspended: an oriole's pensile nest.
2. Having or building a hanging nest. Used of birds.

[Latin pēnsilis, from pēnsus, past participle of pendēre, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots.]

pensile

(ˈpɛnsaɪl)
adj
(Zoology) ornithol designating or building a hanging nest: pensile birds.
[C17: from Latin pensilis hanging down, from pendēre to hang]
pensility, ˈpensileness n
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pensile

adjective
Hung or appearing to be hung from a support:
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Nests were pensile cups, in saplings or shrubs, attached by their rims to slender horizontal branches (usually in the angle of a fork, one in a vertical fork) of 0.
Blue crystal vault, and elemental fires, That in th' ethereal fluid blaze and breathe; Thou, tossing main, whose snaky branches wreathe This pensile orb with intertwisted gyres; Mountains, whose radiant spires Presumptuous rear their summits to the skies, And blend their em'rald hue with sapphire light; Smooth meads and lawns, that glow with varying dyes Of dew-bespangled leaves and blossoms bright, Hence
Just as the Palazzo Piccolomini, through its loggia tiers, large windows, and spacious cortile, embraced the outdoors in its design and reached out to the natural delights of the enclosed giardino pensile to its rear, so too did the new Pienza engage with the bucolic Orcia valley landscape that it overlooked.
19) Another parking place, for building material transport on behalf of the reconstruction of the Forum, was at the end of Vicolo del Balcone Pensile, south of the Macellum.
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POLO:--Forse del mondo e rimasto un terreno vago ricoperto di immondezzai, e il giardino pensile della reggia del Gran Kan.
tyrannina nest is a pensile pouch located close to the ground and attached by the rim to a hanging element, with oblique entrances much higher in the back than in the front (Huber 1932, Skutch 1969).
The nests we found were cup-shaped and pensile, built in the forks of branches toward the outer foliage, closely matching the description of other nests built by Black-capped Vireos found throughout Texas, Oklahoma (Grzybowski 1995, Wilkins 2006), and Coahuila (Graber 1961).